Graciano Lopez Jaena

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Graciano Lopez Jaena Graciano Lopez Jaena was born on December 18, 1856 in Jaro, Iloilo. He came from a lowly family which has strong values in education and religion. He studied at the Seminario Tejaro and at an early age: he was placed under the care of Reverend Francisco Jayme who enhanced and developed his skills in speech. Since his ambition was to become a doctor, he tried to enroll at the University of Santo Tomas but was deprived of access due to lack of requirements. His encounter with other less fortunate Filipinos opened his eyes to the maltreatment and abuses of the Spaniards. He campaigned to voice out the injustices and wrongdoings of the Spanish colonizers. "Fray Botod", the story' of a fat and corrupt priest angered the…show more content…
30, 1863. He grew up in the slums and knew from practical experience the actual conditions of the class struggle in his society. Absorbing the teachings of classic rationalism from the works of José Rizal, Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, Eugène Sue's The Wandering Jew, books on the French Revolution, and the lives of the presidents of the United States, Bonifacio acquired an understanding of the dynamics of the sociohistorical process. This led him to join the Liga Filipina, which Rizal organized in 1892 for the purpose of uniting and intensifying the nationalist movement for reforms. When the Liga was dissolved upon the arrest and banishment of Rizal, Bonifacio formed the Katipunan in 1892 and thus provided the rallying point for the people's agitation for freedom, independence, and equality. Emilio Jacinto Often called the "Brains of the Katipunan". Emilio Jacinto was the young adviser to Andres Bonifacio. Emilio Jacinto was born on December 15, 1875 in Trozo, Manila; his father was Mariano Jacinto and his mother was Josefa Dizon. He died at the early age of 24 at his secret headquaraters in Majayjay, Laguna, where he got a virulent case of malaria. Jacinto wrote the Kartilya ng Katipunan (Primer of the Katipunan), the oath of the pledges , "Sa Mga Kababayan" and "Pahayag" and "A La Patria" ) which considered to be the best poem he wrote. He founded and edited the Kalayaan, the newspaper of the Katipunan newspaper. In Agust 30, 1896,

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